Grass seed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Andre's Lawn Care, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Andre's Lawn Care

    Andre's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys, im starting up a lawn care service, and im wondering were to buy grass seed, (not from home depot) im in NJ. Even if ur not from around here, how could i find were to go or what to look up? please help me.
     
  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Go to your closest John Deere Landsdcapes or a farm supply
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  3. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    In Nj also you are required to have a nj home improvement contractors license to put down seed and even mulch. Don't even attempt to use weed killers without a pest license the DEP doesn't play
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  4. hornett22

    hornett22 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i've had the best luck with Lesco seed or Scott's
     
  5. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You're kidding right? You have to have a contractor's license
    to lay down seed and they won't let you pump your own gas either? :dizzy:
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would recommend checking into the requirements for such a license,
    I'm sure the regulations vary from state to state but just for example
    in some states any contract over a thousand dollars requires one.

    That having been said, I don't think you'd need a contractor's license for dropping an 80 dollar bag of seed thou.
     
  7. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Got to a nursey.

    And if you need a license to put seed or mulch down I suggest you move out of that state.
     
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    TS, Lawns ETC. LIVES in NJ. I'm sure he knows whether a contractor's license is required to put seed down. Yeah it's stupid to require that but according to him, it is.
     
  9. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Per the New Jersey contractor website:


    Any remodeling, altering, painting, repairing, renovating, restoring, moving, demolishing, or modernizing of a residential structure is considered home improvement work. This includes work on the following:driveways garages
    sidewalks basements and basement waterproofing
    swimming pools fire protection devices
    terraces security protection devices
    patios central heating and air conditioning equipment
    landscaping water softeners
    fences heaters
    porches purifiers
    windows solar heating or water systems
    doors insulation installation
    cabinets aluminum siding
    kitchens wall-to-wall carpeting
    bathrooms attached or inlaid floor coverings
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    in2mow, what's your motive?
     

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